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    • Occupancy Sensors

      Occupancy Sensors

      An occupancy sensor is a device that is capable of detecting and/or recording the amount of people in a room or area. Occupancy sensors are most often used to determine how many people are in an area that may restrict the total occupancy or in a system that turns lights/other accessories off when no one

    • Fingerprint Scanners

      Fingerprint Scanners

      Fingerprint scanners are biometric security systems designed to use the distinct features of an individual's fingerprints to provide security. Fingerprint scanners are now being used in police stations, security-intensive industries and, most recently, on computer shops as a peripheral device for computers. Biology of a Fingerprint Every person has marks on his fingers. These marks

    • How to Replace a MacBook Keyboard

      How to Replace a MacBook Keyboard

      An Apple MacBook can last some time without the keyboard getting damaged. If the keyboard gets damaged (for e.g. a loose key falls out of the setting) or the user simply wants a new keyboard, he/she will need to replace the keyboard in question. The MacBook has a fairly simple case that users with the

    • Pointing Devices

      Pointing Devices

      A pointing device is any piece of hardware that is used to allow a user to input spatial data to a computer. By moving a mouse, pen or a finger around, a user can implement movements and changes on the computer screen. The most common type of pointing device is the mouse and the arrow.

    • What is a Pressure Transmitter?

      What is a Pressure Transmitter?

      A pressure transmitter or pressure sensor is a device that measures pressure in a liquid, fluid, or gas. Pressure transmitters are commonly used to measure pressure inside of industrial machinery in order to alert the user before a catastrophe occurs. They have many different uses, most of which are industrial or automotive in nature. A

    • Bluetooth Mouse – Advantages and Disadvantages

      Bluetooth Mouse – Advantages and Disadvantages

      Bluetooth technology has become commonplace in modern society and has expanded the ways in which people communicate with each other. Bluetooth has allowed for drivers to talk on the phone without using their hands, teenagers to listen to music without plugging their headphones into their MP3 players, and computer users to be more mobile by

    • Flatbed Scanner – Pros and Cons

      Flatbed Scanner – Pros and Cons

      A flatbed scanner is a device that is able to scan a document and then convert what it has read into digital information. Flatbed scanners are different from other types of scanner because flatbed scanners allow the user to simply lay the document down on the machine, close the lid, and scan both sides of

    • Touchpad

      Touchpad

      A touchpad is a computing interface device that typically mimics the functions of a computer mouse. Instead of having an external peripheral device such as a mouse, the touchpad enables the user to interact with the device through the use of a single or multiple fingers being dragged across relative positions on a sensitive pad.

    • What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

      What is a Biometric Coprocessor?

      A biometric coprocessor is a device that is capable of scanning a user’s physical attributes in order to allow access to a building or computer network. A biometric coprocessor is essentially a fingerprint reader, but may also include sensors that analyze the user’s eyes, voice, or even breath. The term “biometric coprocessor” comes from the

    • How to Lock a Keyboard

      How to Lock a Keyboard

      Many people install security features on their computer in order to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the computer when they are away. For example, login identification, file encryption, and even biometric identification are all sufficient methods of keeping intruders out of someone’s personal information. However, some users may wish to go even further by locking

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